Erachi Ularthiyathu (Beef Dry Fry)


Boneless meat: 500g (Cut into 1 inch cubes)

Green chilli: 2 (slit)

Ginger: 2” piece

Curry leaves: 1 sprig

Masala powder: 2 heaped tbsp (30g)

Coconut pieces: 1 cup (1” slivers)

Coconut oil: ¼ cup

Garlic: 4 cloves (sliced thin)

Shallots (or onion): 1 cup (sliced)


  • In a pressure cooker add the meat, green chilli, ginger, curry leaves, masala powder and ½ cup water and mix well (Don’t add too much water as the meal will also release its own water). 
  • Cook on high till first whistle, reduce to medium - low and cook for another 4-5 whistles or until meat is cooked. Let the pressure drop naturally in the cooker. 
  • Open the cooker and put on medium high flame. Add the coconut pieces and cook until almost all the water evaporates. 
  • In another pan add the coconut oil. Add the garlic and shallots and cook till soft. Add the cooked meat and stir fry on medium-low until browned well (~15 minutes)
  • Add some curry leaves just before serving and mix well. Serve hot.

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